Thousands flock to HVNP to see eruption

  • A light vog from the Kilauea eruption lingers over Hilo on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

  • A light plume rises from Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Volcano on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

  • Three parties of people distance themselves to watch a plume from Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Volcano on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

  • A couple walks past a sign that reminds visitors to wear masks at Kilauea Overlook at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Volcano on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

  • Visitors walk down Crater Rim Trail while a light plume rises in the air from Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Volcano on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

Because of the ongoing eruption at Halema‘uma‘u crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has brought in additional staff to manage an influx of visitors.